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It's The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Not The John Lennon Enunciation Contest

Yesterday, 16-year-old Eliza Callahan got a nice surprise on Good Day New York when she learned that she took the top prize in this year's John Lennon Songwriting Contest. (She becomes the youngest winner since the contest began in 1997.) On hand as the already-declared winner in the Rock category, she performed her winning "Bridge Song," an swinging, jazzy romp with an itchy walking bassline and solid energy throughout. It's not a bad little song.

I think. Honestly, if you can make out a single word she's singing, your ear is tuned to a level of fineness that mine can't match. (Something about bridges, maybe? Or at least one bridge, anyway.) But presumably Callahan submitted a lyric sheet with her entry, so congrats, mumbling talented teenager!